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ghostrider
11-16-2010, 10:34 AM
i want to put a electric exhaust cut out on my 96 camaro 3.8V6 where in the pipe under the car is best to put it so it wont get hit by anything

Throwback Bird
11-16-2010, 10:44 AM
I would say probably right before it goes over the rearend

freakv6
11-16-2010, 12:12 PM
Most people put it right after the y

firebirddrvr
11-16-2010, 04:45 PM
right after the cat

whitdog54
11-17-2010, 12:24 AM
right before you go over the axle, get under there and take a look, right under rear passenger seat has a nice little spot to put it.

there's a drain plug there right to, pop it out, cut a hole in it, put the wire through. Take out your kick panels, reach under the carpet and grab the wire, that way you can just run it under the carpet by the kick panels, to up front to what ever power source you want.

ZeRo
11-17-2010, 02:28 AM
I've put mine right behind the high flow cat.

freakv6
11-17-2010, 10:13 AM
putting it behind the cat kind of ruins the purpose though to me. it is designed to basically give you a safer open headers effect, thats why i say right after the y and before the cat.

Throwback Bird
11-17-2010, 10:49 AM
Well he could just take the cat out, but the he would probably lose some performance

freakv6
11-17-2010, 11:52 AM
You will not lose performance from removing the cat. Its not the bottleneck of the stock system. It will however give a little more rasp.

venom
11-17-2010, 12:06 PM
putting it behind the cat kind of ruins the purpose though to me. it is designed to basically give you a safer open headers effect, thats why i say right after the y and before the cat.

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Hot Rod
11-17-2010, 12:52 PM
1st of all, cats dont rob much if any HP nowdays. If you got a hi-flow, the best place for the cutout is on the I-pipe before the axle.

Only way I'd put the cutout after the y is if you're heavily modded or turbo'd. Otherwise it may be a way of slowing you down more than anything.

freakv6
11-17-2010, 02:26 PM
I will agree they dont rob much horsepower, but they do get clogged over time, and are expensive to replace. So if you can, why not just delete it? I however disagree on the cutout robbing power. The bottleneck would still be at the manifolds or y-pipe, so adding a cutout would not do anything to hurt you.

Hot Rod
11-17-2010, 03:58 PM
It's more so losing low end tq from takeoff. It's noticable on a stock v6. It be worse after the y, I'm sure. I've had the same cat for 3-4 years so hi-flows arent bad.

I do agree if you dont need it, get rid of it but I dont have that luxury here in Texas! :lol:

freakv6
11-17-2010, 04:05 PM
but if your not losing back pressure (which you wouldn't be if the bottleneck exists before the cutout) then no low end torque would be lost.

I guess it really just comes down to personal preference. A cutout is meant to give you the most flow possible, and to me, putting it after the cat defeats that purpose. Do you have any future plans for the car?

whitdog54
11-17-2010, 07:36 PM
I ran slower with my cutout open at the track. I trapped higher, but had worse 60ft times and 1/8th miles times. It was nice when going from a roll, but not dig. The powerband moves tooo much uptop.